Best of the Pops2:30 & 7:30pm
Welcome to the fabulous final concert of the 2016 series! Be treated to the doyen of all Pops concerts – there’s nothing like a Best of The Pops to wrap up another grand and colourful year for Queensland’s most entertaining orchestra. Marvel at the alluring selection of music that has been painstakingly chosen, thanks to the generous applause and enthusiastic feedback from our audiences over the many years we’ve been performing at the great QPAC concert hall.
Gregory Moore has rightly earned his ‘best of’ stripes, having been a member of the ‘Pops family’ since his fresh-faced debut in the inaugural Scotland the Brave series back in 1998. An original member of the world-renowned The Ten Tenors, Greg has since toured internationally with the hugely successful Scotland the Brave show and many other theatre productions, while closer to home he has wowed Pops audiences with a stunning show reel of songs from all corners of the globe.
Sharing the limelight with Greg for this final in our ‘Best of’ series will be many of the musicians who make up the Pops Orchestra–
- Our concert master – Glenn Murray,
- principal Flute – Michal Rosiak,
- principal Bassoon – Karen Ruprecht,
- principal Trombone – Dan Riek
stepping out from their piers to feature their instrument like you have not heard it before! Playing music you know and love ... and perhaps a few new ‘earworm’ gems that you’ll want to add to your list.
Special guest appearance by vocal ensemble More Than Words….. a corporate vocal group handpicked from the Queensland Show Choir. Formed only last year, they sing a wide variety of genres and styles, from The Beatles to Buble. Their unique harmonies and vocal abilities will add an unforgettable moment to the program.
Pipe Major Roddy MacDonald, recently returned from being the senior piper at the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo will be joined by Watkins Irish Dancers and the Mansfield SHS Celtic Strings to add a splash of Celtic colour to the stage.
Be assured this is a show not to be missed!
... so join the party and watch maestro Patrick Pickett, the Queensland Pops Orchestra and a star-studded line-up of singers and musicians light the brightest of musical fuses in this colourful, passionate Best of The Pops spectacular – we know you’d expect nothing less. See you there!